Food Safe Guru Daily Op Ed

Posted on March 28, 2012 by

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This new feature will have my comments on food safety issues as the founder of US Food Safety. I am am a wife, mother of two, daughter and food safety advocate.  One of my favorite movies is Network and the line, “I am mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”.  Because if you truly believe in a cause than anything can happen.  This is my personal soapbox.

I chose today to begin my new op ed platform because of the record breaking numbers of blog visitors yesterday and because I was receiving questions on my personal stance on “pink slime” issue.

Beef Products, Inc. didn’t do anything wrong. They don’t deserve to be vilified . They manufactured a product that was added as a filler, that had federal approval, and until this past week was a company that was under the mainstream radar.

My concern as a head of a worldwide media outlet are food companies that don’t follow HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) plans, or that manufacture products without FDA approval.

Nothing irks me more than a manufacturer that has a recall for Salmonella or E.coli and consumers have to scramble to find out where the products were sold. Then we roll up our sleeves and start digging.

As we approach 200,000 Twitter followers,  I can honestly say that I am  proud of the job we are doing and continue to do and greatful to our loyal readership.

Susan Reef, President

Posted in: Family safety